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Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References
Xanthoparmelia eilifii Elix & J.Johnst.
  in J.A.Elix, J.Johnston & P.M.Armstrong, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 15: 235 (1986). Based on Parmelia dahlii Kurok., Bull. Natl Sci. Mus., ser. B, 8: 36 (1982), nom. illeg. non Parmelia dahlii (Hale) Ajay Singh, Lichenology Indian Subcontinent, 1966–1977: 2 (1980). T: along the Sturt Highway about 7 miles [11 km] east of Mildura, N.S.W., 14 Apr. 1970, E.Dahl s.n.; holo: O; iso: TNS; iso: CANB.  
  Thallus foliose, loosely adnate, forming loosely disjointed patches to 10 cm wide. Lobes weakly convolute, distorted, often entangled, elongate, subdichotomously branched, 1–2 (–3) mm wide; laciniae 0.3–0.5 mm wide, often growing over primary lobes or occasionally developing as revolute lobules in thallus centre and along margins of older lobes. Upper surface pale yellow-green, convex, dull, slightly rugulose, lacking maculae, soredia and isidia. Medulla white. Lower surface partly canaliculate, pale brown to brown; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, concolorous; lobules with dark-brown to black-brown lower surface and rhizines. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC+ rose, P-; containing usnic acid, loxodin (minor) and norlobaridone (major).
  Endemic, scattered on soil and debris in mallee scrub and subarid shrubland in inland Australia (W.A., S.A., Qld, N.S.W. and Vic.).  
  Elix (1994z)  

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